A handful of edible flowers sprinkled over a summer salad is a sensory experience. Tossed into a cocktail, it elevates a summer evening. On a creamy panna cotta, it is pure magic. So don’t neglect to plant flowers in your garden this year—just make sure they are edible ones! Here are some beauties to consider, which in my opinion are the best edible flowers to grow in your garden this year. What are your favorites? Share with me in the comments.
The Best Edible Flowers to Grow In Your Garden:
- Bachelor’s Button/Cornflower
- Chive Blossoms
- Clove Pinks
- Day Lily
- Garlic Flowers
- Rose Petals
- Squash Blossoms
These are marigolds that I love. They also are wonderful for keeping pests out of the garden.
Nasturtiums complete me. Every salad should have them if you ask me.
This is a sublime, creamy panna cotta that I made more tasty by adding rose petals, violets and the like. Maybe I’ll share the recipe one day ; ) In the meantime, you can get it in my book “Modern Pioneering,” there are autographed copies available in our online shop!